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Some days have themes. I don't necessarily post something in each of these topic areas every week.

Sunday: Church-related or spiritual things.
Monday: Running.
Tuesday: Books.
Wednesday: Transportation.
Friday: Green living.

02 January 2012

Resolved, or Wait, It's Another New Year Already?

The other day we were discussing New Year resolutions at a casual game night at church (because it's not a proper game night without a bunch of party animals having a quiet conversation in the next room, right?), and I mentioned that I generally post mine on my blog. This got a round of undeserved amazement: I tell people my resolutions? On the internet? Guess they don't know that I don't have any of those 'hound and badger' kind of readers. You know, the ones who will pop up on February 1st to ask how those resolutions are coming.

Easy things first-- my fitness resolutions for 2012:
Cycle 1200 miles
Run 800 miles
Choose walking instead of the bus for short trips
Use the gym at UT that I'm already paying fees for (specifically, the pool)

Life goals:
Graduate! (Okay, this is an easy one, since it would be really hard to screw up at this point.)
Read 100 books.
Finish my NaNoWriMo novel and do at least some editing so I can get my CreateSpace free books this year.
Meet at least one person at church every Sunday. I tried this a couple of years ago and it worked out well; I imagine it will work even better since we're still the new people at our current church.
Finish my Have Bus, Will Travel project.
And for goodness' sake, remember to take my vitamins and wear compression socks.

I think that's all for now. But I do make new goals fairly regularly-- at least every couple of months-- so these are sure to evolve as the year goes by.

Did you make any resolutions? Are you anti-resolutions? Do you think bloggers who share their resolutions are a bit crazy?


Faith said...

I make resolutions, but usually they're far too lofty and I fail quickly... this year I'm trying to make a plan on how to accomplish the things I want to, so at least I'll be able to make a decent attempt.

One of these things is getting back to my blog... :)

...but it makes sense to share your resolutions with others, all told. How else can you be held accountable/be encouraged for the things you plan to do? Plus, writing them publicly makes them more "real"... everyone knows about them, so you'd better make a good effort!

Cherie Reich said...

Happy New Year!

I tend to make more goals than resolutions. Good luck with yours!

Carole Anne Carr said...

Good luck with your resolutions, and good luck with mine too, I hope we both achieve them. :0)

Anonymous said...

No resolutions here...I never keep them anyway.

Colene Murphy said...

Wow! Those are great goals! Good luck! I have a few goals for this year, but I'm weirdly superstitious about actually telling people about them, so zzzzzip.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I do make writing goals but for me making them public or keeping them private doesn't affect my success. Good luck with yours.

JEFritz said...

I don't think it's crazy. Mostly because I just did that myself. But also because if I'm accountable to all my bloggy friends, then I can't slack off.

Myne Whitman said...

Happy New Year.

I rarely make resolutions cos I really don't have the necessary discipline to stick to them :)

Good luck with yours.

Su said...

@Faith: I've found that I do better the years that I have a plan than the years that I don't.

@Cheri: I think I use those two words interchangeably. Which apparently is not normal. ?? Best of luck to you as well!

@Delores: Don't you have one about enjoying the scenery? That sounds like a good one to me!

@Colene: Hmm. Maybe I'll try that if the "announce publicly" route doesn't work out for me.

@Susan: I'm not sure it does for me, either.

@JE: And crazy loves company, yes?

@Myne: Thanks! And happy new year to you, too!